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Ohtani wins AL Rookie of the Year; Acuna takes NL honor

NEW YORK (AP) — Shohei Ohtani was rewarded for a Ruthian season at the plate — and on the mound. Baseball's best two-way player since the Babe at the dawn of the live-ball era a century ago, Ohtani was an overwhelming pick for American League Rookie of the Year on Monday despite an elbow injury...
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Mets' Tim Tebow adds offseason TV hosting job

New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has another offseason job. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback will host "Million Dollar Mile," a 10-episode high-stakes physical competition show on CBS. Contestants will have a chance to win $1 million every time they run the Million...
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Dodgers' Ryu only player to accept $17.9M qualifying offer

NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was the only player to accept among the seven given $17.9 million qualifying offers by their former teams on Nov. 2. Ryu accepted the offer before Monday's deadline and is considered a signed player. He is just the sixth to accept among the...
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Report: Twins' Joe Mauer retiring after 15 seasons

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins star Joe Mauer has decided to retire after 15 seasons. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Friday that Mauer has taken out an ad in its Sunday paper to announce his retirement. The newspaper reported that Mauer, who missed significant time this season with a...
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No MLB rule changes likely until eve of spring training

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball and its players' union likely will not decide until the eve of spring training whether to change rules in an effort to increase action on the field next year. Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem said Thursday as the annual general managers' meetings ended...
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Rizzo: Nats made offer to Bryce Harper late in season

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The Washington Nationals made an offer to Bryce Harper late in the season in an attempt to reach a deal before he became a free agent. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo disclosed the talks with agent Scott Boras at the general managers' meetings on Tuesday. "We've had...
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AP source: Giants hire Farhan Zaidi away from Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi has accepted a job to head baseball operations for the San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because the club had yet to make a formal announcement...
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Brady, Patriots beat Rodgers, Packers 31-17

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 294 yards and a touchdown, and James White ran for two scores to lead the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. It was the sixth straight victory for the Patriots (7-2). Rodgers completed 24...
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Reds: Minor leaguer killed, 2 injured in car accident

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds say pitcher Jairo Capellan was killed and two other minor leagues players injured in a car accident Saturday morning in the Dominican Republic. Dick Williams, the Reds' president of baseball operations, confirmed Capellan's death and said pitcher Raul Hernandez...
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Woodward hired as Rangers manager after 3 years with Dodgers

The Texas Rangers have hired Los Angeles Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward as their manager, six weeks after Jeff Banister was fired. The team said Saturday he received a three-year contract with a club option for 2022. He is to be introduced at news conference Monday. The Rangers are coming...
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